Localfindinfo.com

Localfindinfo.com Description

ScreenshotWhile Localfindinfo.com appears to be a search engine, actually using this website to carry out an online search will often result in a large number of unrelated results. This is because Localfindinfo.com tends to avoid legitimate search results in favor of displaying sponsored links that allow the people behind Localfindinfo.com to profit from advertising revenue. While Localfindinfo.com will not attack your computer directly, the websites promoted in its search results are often associated with malware and various online scams.

The main problem with Localfindinfo.com is the fact that criminals promote this website using browser hijackers. These are infections that have the capacity to alter how a computer system connects to the Internet. By forcing the victim's web browser to visit Localfindinfo.com and its related websites repeatedly, criminals can profit from pay-per-click marketing schemes and normal advertising revenue without taking the trouble to create interesting or useful content for their website.

Localfindinfo.com Has Numerous Clones

Despite claiming that Localfindinfo.com is a stand-alone website, Localfindinfo.com is part of a large number of shady search engines that are identical in appearance, layout, and even in the tag line that these websites use. Like Localfindinfo.com, all of its clones are also known for displaying spam instead of legitimate search results. While Localfindinfo.com and its clones are not considered direct threats, these websites' close association with browser hijackers and search results containing malware makes them a threat to your computer system's security.

One way of recognizing websites that are closely linked to Localfindinfo.com is by the tagline that all of these supposed search engines search. This tag line reads:

'[Website's name] is a premiere online search destination that strives to provide users the best results on the web.'

In case your web browser is directing you to a supposed search engine without your authorization, it is likely that your computer system is infected with malware.

Visiting Localfindinfo.com by Mistake?

Inexperienced computer users that visit Localfindinfo.com will likely believe that they simply made a mistake when clicking or entering their website's address. However, these supposed "mistakes" are actually deliberately caused by a malware infection. Ways in which browser hijackers can force you to visit Localfindinfo.com include changing your homepage to Localfindinfo.com, changing your search results so that they link to Localfindinfo.com, or displaying pop-up windows promoting Localfindinfo.com or containing this website themselves. In all cases, this indicates a severe malware infection that should be removed with a reliable anti-virus program.

Technical Information

File System Details

Localfindinfo.com creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detection Count
1 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarcouponsmerchants2.xml N/A
2 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarstats.dat N/A
3 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarguid.dat N/A
4 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarlog.txt N/A
5 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarversion.xml N/A
6 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarcouponsmerchants.xml N/A
7 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbaruninstallStatIE.dat N/A
8 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbardtx.ini N/A
9 %Temp%[trojan name]toolbar-manifest.xml N/A
10 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarcouponscategories.xml N/A
11 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbaruninstallIE.dat N/A
12 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarpreferences.dat N/A
13 %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarstat.log N/A

Registry Details

Localfindinfo.com creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
RegistryKey
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7} "[trojan name] Toolbar"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuardCurVer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7} "[trojan name] Toolbar"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7}InprocServer32 "C:PROGRA~1WINDOW~4ToolBar[trojan name]dtx.dll"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuard.1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115}ProgID "[trojan name]IEHelper.UrlHelper.1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerToolbar "[trojan name] Toolbar"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115}VersionIndependentProgID "[trojan name]IEHelper.UrlHelper"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuard
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuardCLSID
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115} "UrlHelper Class"